The intent of this Invitation for Bid is to purchase one (1) Ford F550 (or approved equal) crew cab 4 x 4 with eight foot (8???) dump body to be used by the Road Maintenance Division of the City???s Department of Public Works. Complete units shall be delivered F.O.B. Destination City of Suffolk Fleet Management Facility, 120 Forest Glen Drive, Suffolk, Virginia 23434. Trucks shall be in accordance with all specifications, terms, and conditions herein.
3.1 General Specifications
Specifications below describe a Ford F550, or approved equal, crew cab 4 x 4 with eight foot (8???) dump body for use by the Department of Public Works Road Maintenance Division. All parts not specifically mentioned, which are necessary to provide a complete operating unit, shall be included in the bid and shall conform in strength and quality of materials and workmanship to what is normally provided to the trade in general. It is not the intent of the City for these specifications to be proprietary; equals will be evaluated in accordance with comparable quality, construction, strength, durability, and suitability for the purpose intended. The City, in its sole opinion, will determine whether the unit offered is equal to that specified herein.
All items shall be supplied, installed and delivered by a single source. The successful bidder shall supply drawings and detailed component list for all items included in the following specification. All warranties shall be stated in writing with the bid proposal. Any exceptions to the specification will be clearly stated in writing on COMPLIANCE SHEETS and spelled out in detail to exceptions and/or alternate proposals. Each unit shall comply with all State and Federal codes and regulations. The successful bidder shall supply final certification of maximum gross vehicle weight rating. All body material shall include mil certification.
All component installation for cab, chassis and body shall conform to the latest recommendations, procedures and regulations of the following organizations:
ASME, ASTM. AISI, API, AWS, DOT, FPS, ICC, ISO, JIC, MSS, NFPA, NEMA, NTEA, OSHA, SAE, TTMA, and USASI.